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Hadi Rani

Hadi Rani a legendary character daughter of Hada Rajput married to Chundawat Chieftain of Salumbar, Mewar who sacrificed herself to motivate her husband to go to the War.[1][2]

When Maharana Raj Singh I (1653–1680) of Mewar called her husband to join the battle against Aurangzeb, the Sardar, having married only a few days earlier hesitated about going into battle. Rajput honour being what it is, he had to join the battle regardless of his reservations. He asked his wife Hadi Rani for some memento to take with him to the battlefield.

Thinking that she was an obstacle to his doing his duty for Mewar, she cut off her head and put it on a plate in her dying moments. A servant covered it with a cloth and presented it to her husband. The Sardar, devastated but nevertheless proud, tied the memento around his neck by its hair. He fought bravely, making the Aurangzeb forces flee, and after his victory he got to his knees and cut his neck, having lost the desire to live.

Legacy
  • In 1968 Alanahalli Shrikrishna wrote a poem named Hadi Rani.[3]

References

  1. ^ P. L. Bhola. 51 Great Men & Women of India. Pinnacle Technology. pp. 85–.  
  2. ^ Saccidānandan (2001). Indian Poetry: Modernism and After : a Seminar. Sahitya Akademi. pp. 118–.  
  3. ^ Mohan Lal (1 January 2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Volume Five (Sasay To Zorgot). Sahitya Akademi. pp. 4080–.  

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